Well, all those people who had sons first - or only - lied when they tried to prep me for changing a boy.
|Boy Bean - dry and clean - for the moment|
It is utterly and completely different than changing a girl.
Maybe it is because I'm already familiar with the equipment and how to keep it clean on a girl....but I think there is a good bit more of a learning curve on changing a boy.
Girls puddle. Barely.
They shoot like a fire hose.
All over the place.
With reckless abandon.
With no apparent concern for their cleanliness or the area around them or anybody within a 4 foot range.
"Just be sure you point it down." That pretty much sums up the words of advice given to me by veteran mama's of sons. And that is just NOT all there is to it!
There is lifting and stretching and pulling involved.
There is a LOT of vaseline.
The requirement of a changing pad.
And maybe even a rain coat.
The other day while changing my Boy Bean I reached for a wipe and when I looked back at the little man's little man....it was shooting at his head. Thankfully he had JUST turned to the right - so nothing landed in his eye...but it was close. Then, the very next diaper change, he projected urine in a perfect arc over his body - off the diaper changing table - and against the wall. It left a 3 foot mark on the wall. And what did this veteran mama do? I squealed and laughed hysterically...while trying in vain to stop the explosion.
So, I'm learning how to embrace the shock, laundry, and flood plain that comes from learning how to change a boy....slowly. But I'm getting there!
Uh-oh... the Boy Bean just pooped....better go don my raincoat.